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Financial Aid Award Packages


Sandra Oliveira, executive director of Financial Aid at Providence College, offers advice on how to decipher a financial aid award package.

This is the time of the year when graduating high school seniors make the decision about which college they plan to attend in the fall. Financial aid awards often play a major role in these decisions. As such, it is important for students and their families to understand their financial aid award packages.

These award packages notify a prospective student of his or her financial aid eligibility. Students need to read them carefully so they know how much and what kind of aid they have been awarded.

Award packages are not standardized, so the contents may vary.

Sandra Oliveira is the executive director of Financial Aid at Providence College. One of her many duties is to advise students and parents on how to understand and analyze their financial aid package. To speak with her directly, please contact Chrissy Centazzo at (401)-340-5710, or


Meet Our Expert:

Sandra Oliveira,
executive director of financial aid;
At PC since 2006
  • Financial Aid
Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs, Community and Government Relations Specialist
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